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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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York Press column: All action ahead of Easter

York Press column: All action ahead of Easter

It has been a jam-packed couple of weeks since my last column where I had an opportunity to reflect on the Chancellor’s Budget. I want to begin by highlighting the fantastic news that inflation has dropped to 3.4 per cent – the lowest in two and a half years. When the Prime Minister came to

Julian works with Parkinson’s UK

This week in Parliament, Julian had a really positive meeting with Laura from Parkinson’s...

Julian meets with Minister to discuss Renters (Reform) Bill

Alongside Andy Simpson of York Residential Lettings Association, Julian met with Jacob Young MP...

Julian supports Dogs Trust plea to end puppy smuggling

Julian has pledged his support on the issue of puppy smuggling today at a...

Category: News & Articles

  • April 1, 2023

    Julian backs #ReverseTheBan Campaign

    Julian was proud to put his backing behind the cross-party #ReverseTheBan campaign ahead of next month’s local elections. Julian has long campaigned for blue badge restrictions to be lifted in York believing the Council have been heavy handed when following security advice from the police. Last year, Julian asked the Minister for Equalities to work […]
  • March 29, 2023

    York Press column: We must support local businesses

    Supporting local businesses is one of the cornerstones of my job. It is important for our economy and jobs that businesses can weather the ongoing storm of rising costs to then bounce back and grow as the year progresses.   For this reason, it is important for me to always stay in contact with businesses. […]
  • March 24, 2023

    Julian visits York Caravan Park as part of English Tourism Week

    As part of English Tourism Week, Julian visited York Caravan Park on Stockton Lane to discuss how they have recovered from the pandemic and how rising costs have impacted their business. Holiday Parks and campsites contribute massively to the UK economy, with the UK Camping and Caravan Alliance reporting in 2019 that they generate £9.3 […]
  • March 23, 2023

    Julian welcomes funding to boost energy efficiency of York homes

    Julian has welcomed a share of £2.5 billion worth of funding to help boost heating efficiency and cut costs in homes across York Outer. The Government has announced £1.4 billion in grant funding under the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF) (£778 million) and Home Upgrade Grant (HUG) (£663 million). This will benefit the people across […]
  • March 22, 2023

    Julian attends RevivR CPR training

    Julian was pleased to attend a drop in event in Parliament hosted by The British Heart Foundation to learn more about CPR and The British Heart Foundation’s great initiative, RevivR. This event provided a briefing on the fantastic free, interactive, online CPR training course which offers people the opportunity to gain the vital lifesaving skill […]
  • March 21, 2023

    Julian presses Chancellor on further support for business energy costs

    At Treasury Questions today, Julian pressed the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt MP, for further support for businesses to help manage energy costs. This follows his Business Club meeting last Friday where Julian discussed the Budget with businesses representing all the major sectors in York. While many parts of the Budget were welcomed, there […]
  • March 17, 2023

    Julian hosts post-Budget Business Club

    Following Wednesday’s Budget, Julian brought together businesses from all major sectors in York to discuss how the Chancellor’s measures will affect them and find out what further support is needed. Julian was joined by Kevin Hollinrake MP in his role as Minister for Enterprise, Markets and Small Business. Following the business lunch, Julian said: “It […]
  • March 15, 2023

    Spring Budget 2023

    Today’s Budget was just the tonic to negative outlook and naysaying that has plagued political discourse in the last six months. Rather than talk down our country, the Chancellor optimistically set the course for sustained economic growth. Thanks to the measures taken by the Chancellor in his Autumn Statement, Britain is no longer predicted to […]
  • March 15, 2023

    York Press column: Hopes for Budget Day

    Ahead of today’s Budget, it is important to take stock and remember where we have come from since Rishi Sunak became Prime Minister in the autumn of last year. Projections indicate inflation has peaked. Wholesale energy prices have begun to fall. And the United Kingdom may avoid recession entirely with growth returning earlier than expected. […]
  • March 2, 2023

    Government funding will make First York depot fully electric

    Julian has welcomed a £1.8 million funding grant to purchase 9 more additional zero emission buses which will make the First Bus, James Street depot one of the first fully electric depots outside of London. This builds on a separate funding bid from 2022 in which City of York Council were awarded £8.4 million from […]